Dor Salomon, Ph.D.

Principal investigator

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

Dor did his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University. His Ph.D. work focused on understanding plant-pathogen interactions, specifically bacterial Type III Secretion System effectors, in Prof. Guido Sessa's lab.

Dor then moved to Dallas, TX, and joined the lab of Prof. Kim Orth at UT Southwestern Medical Center for his postdoc, where he studied type III effectors and the Type VI Secretion System in pathogenic vibrios.

Biswanath Jana, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biswanath completed his B.Sc and M.Sc from Calcutta University, India. He did his Ph.D under the guidance of Prof. Subrata Sau in the Department of Biochemistry at Bose institute, India. His Ph.D work focused on biophysical and biochemical characterization of a MIP-like protein from E. coli. After his Ph.D , he joined the lab of Prof. Indranil Biswas as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA. In his postdoctoral studies, he worked on the functional mechanism of Clp genes in Streptococcus mutans. In the Salomon lab, Biswanath is trying to use the T6SS as a new antibacterial platform.

Chaya Mushka (Mushki) Fridman, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

Mushki has a bachelor in medical laboratory sciences from "Hadassah academic college - Jerusalem". After her studies, she worked at "POCARED diagnostics Ltd" as a microbiology lab technician. In the Salomon lab, Mushki works to discover new T6SS effector families.

Yasmin Dar

M.Sc. student

Yasmin has a bachelor degree in marine biotechnology from "School of Marine Sciences, Ruppin academic center ". In the Salomon lab, Yasmin aims to decipher novel T6SS effectors secretion mechanisms in marine pathogens.

Daniel Tchelet, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student

Daniel got his M.Sc. at the Faculty of Life Science at Tel Aviv University working on Legionella. In the Salomon lab, he is working to characterize the activities, regulation, and effector repertoires of Vibrio T6SSs.

Kinga Keppel

Lab manager

Arindam Naha, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Arindam completed his B.Sc. in Microbiology from University of Calcutta and completed his M.Sc. from Bangalore University, India. He obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Asish Kumar Mukhopadhyay in the Division of Bacteriology at ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR-NICED), India. His Ph.D. work focused on toxin secretion and transcriptional regulation of the Gram-negative pathogen Vibrio cholerae, the etiological agent of the dreadly diarrheal disease cholera. After his Ph.D., he joined the laboratory of Prof. Umesh Varshney as a DBT-postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to work on bacterial protein synthesis. In his postdoctoral studies, he worked on the alternative ribosome rescue pathways using Escherichia coli-Mycobacterium smegmatis heterologous systems. In the Salomon lab, Arindam is working to identify new T6SS effector-immunity pairs in V. parahaemolyticus.